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CHEMICAL SPILL-WATER WORRIES
1 month after chemical spill, many West Virginians still reluctant to drink, use the water
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, February 17, 2014 10:29 AM EST
After last month's chemical spill, many West Virginians still prefer filling jugs of water from a tanker truck over trusting the tap in their kitchen.
The chemical licorice smell still wafts out of some showers, toilets and taps in homes and businesses. The odor caused cancellations at five schools.
Government messaging about whether pregnant women should drink the water has been particularly muddied.
And no top officials involved will call the water "safe."